In the 1990s, Taiwan's music industry surpassed Hong Kong's to become the global engine of Chinese pop. But the last decade has seen a different trend: the mushrooming of Taiwanese independent music.Sunday, 11 September, 2011, 12:00am
Lin Hwai-min, the artistic director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, needs a cigarette. The 64-year-old choreographer is on a one-day whirlwind visit to Hong Kong to promote his company's youth, educational and outreach arm, Cloud Gate 2, and after a couple of hours meeting with the press he is ready for a break.28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Entrants in the Young Post Summer Colours arts competition did a great job once again this week. Jade Lam used contrast, comparing two pictures and making comparisons within the pictures themselves to express the different aspects - and colours - of summer. Samantha Borje used the symbolism of a gate to express her vision of an adventurous summer.22 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Bosses at Beijing's Palace Museum are investigating claims of a cover-up over the breakage of four precious antiques.
Administrators said that an accident in which a researcher broke a rare porcelain plate on July 4 was the first breakage at the museum caused by human error.6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Recent news reports of a new round of emigration from China since 2007 have sounded a warning to mainland employers and to government planners who were envisioning a large pool of highly educated and skilled local talent by 2020.30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
The Fat Years by Chan Koonchung (translated by Michael Duke) Doubleday
When I finished Chan Koonchung's The Fat Years, the most talked about novel translated from the Chinese this year, I was divided: is this a magnum opus or an ambitious piece of fiction that flounders?24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Cai Dishui was born in a village near Xiamen and, from the age of eight, a tumour developed on his face. It grew larger and larger, covered his left eye and made people turn away. He was so ashamed that he never went to school and did not leave the village.22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
As a child, Minnesota-born Terrence Pong (below) was used to moving around the US, following his university professor father's academic path. But nothing prepared him for the multiculturalism of Hong Kong, when he relocated to the city with his family at the age of nine.5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Yesterday, Jade had a day off work. She spent the day doing her favourite activity. But it didn't quite go to plan. In the evening, Kate calls Jade for a chat. Listen to their conversation and answer the questions
1 Which of these activities would Jade choose if she had the choice?
a. visiting a mall
b. going to a sports centre30 May 2011 - 12:00am
'This is the one day of the year when everyone wants to be Chinese,' grins Russell Jack, before leading his beloved imperial dragon, Sun Loong, into Bendigo's dappled sunlit streets for the annual Easter Festival parade.22 May 2011 - 12:00am